Gingerbread Days by Joyce Carol Thomas

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From a January filled with the mouthwatering smell of gingerbread baking to the gift-giving days of December, when the best present of all is a father's love, these words and images about family, tradition, heritage, and a young boy's place in the world will warm the heart and touch the soul. Full color.

About Joyce Carol Thomas

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Joyce Carol Thomas is an internationally renowned author who received the National Book Award for her first novel, "Marked By Fire", and a Coretta Scott King Honor for her first picture book, "Brown Honey In Broomwheat Tea". Her other titles include "I Have Heard Of A Land", a Coretta Scott King Honor Book; "The Gospel Cinderella"; "cCrowning Glory"; "Gingerbread Days"; and "A Gathering Of Flowers". Ms. Thomas lives in Berkeley, California. The illustrator of more than?sixty children's books, Floyd Cooper is?a past recipient of the Coretta?Scott King Award for Illustration and a four-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award. He lives in Pennsylvania with his family. Visit his website at
Published September 1, 1995 by Joanna Cotler Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Perhaps the book's message is best expressed in the last line of the book, in ``December Song'': ``I'll always remember/That people are more important than things.'' Cooper's characteristic soft-focus paintings are perfectly pitched and never sentimental.

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``April Medicine'' is about how the boy is comforted by his mother's touch because she knows ``the temperature of [his] head'' and the ``weather of [his] heart.'' Each poem and paiting is infused with the warmth and strength of the boy's family and his home where, as he says, ``We drink love for ...

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